The Family Romance of the French Revolution / Edition 1

The Family Romance of the French Revolution / Edition 1

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by Lynn Hunt
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520082702

ISBN-13: 9780520082700

Pub. Date: 02/24/1993

Publisher: University of California Press

This latest work from an author known for her contributions to the new cultural history is a multidisciplinary investigation of the foundations of modern politics. "Family Romance" was coined by Freud to describe the fantasy of being freed from one's family and joining one of higher social standing. Lynn Hunt uses the term broadly to describe the images of the

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This latest work from an author known for her contributions to the new cultural history is a multidisciplinary investigation of the foundations of modern politics. "Family Romance" was coined by Freud to describe the fantasy of being freed from one's family and joining one of higher social standing. Lynn Hunt uses the term broadly to describe the images of the familial order underlying revolutionary politics. In a wide-ranging account using novels, engravings, paintings, speeches, newspaper editorials, pornographic writing, and revolutionary legislation about the family, Hunt shows that politics were experienced through the grid of the family romance.

Author Biography: Lynn Hunt is Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of several books, including Politics, Culture, and Class in the French Revolution (California, 1984), and the editor of The New Cultural History (California, 1989).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520082700
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/24/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
213
Sales rank:
704,818
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

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